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Jairo
10-23-2008, 07:09 PM
I just purchased a 1995 525i touring wagon with 12oK miles on it. the car runs fine but the engine light is on all the time.

how do I check for the code that tells me what the problem is?

does anyone have a list of codes?

How do you reset the service bar graph?

sorry about the multiple questions, this car is awsome

Thanks

CarDriver
10-24-2008, 07:05 AM
It is a ten to one shot that your light will go out if you replace the oxygen sensor. As for the codes, sorry... I do not have a list but others on this forum are more familiar with that then I am. :dunno:

dannyc9997
10-24-2008, 07:51 AM
Get in your car, put the key in position 2 and quickly press the gas pedal to the floor 5 times. (this is called the stomp test) The check engine light will blink a few times (or once depending on the code) pause for a second, blink again a few times...and so on. You need to count the blinks between pauses. For instance, the light blinks 3 times, pauses,4 times,pauses,2 times,pauses,5 times. then your code is 34 25. Do this (a few times to make sure you got it right) then post the results on here and I can look them up for you.

bimmer dot info
10-24-2008, 09:30 AM
http://www.bmwe34.net/Wiki/tiki-index.php?page=Engine+codes

Jairo
10-25-2008, 10:59 AM
Thanks everyone, I just need to replace the Oxigen sensor now